Chapter 436

2007 -- S 0189

Enacted 07/06/07


A N  A C T



     Introduced By: Senators Felag, Paiva-Weed, and C Levesque

     Date Introduced: January 31, 2007


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 17-8-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 17-8 entitled "Local

Canvassing Authorities" is hereby amended to read as follows:


     17-8-2. Term and qualifications for office. -- Each member of a local canvassing

authority shall be appointed to serve for a term of six (6) years beginning on the first Monday of

March succeeding the date of his or her appointment and until his or her successor is elected and

qualified. No person shall be appointed or serve as a member of the authority who is an officer or

employee of the United States or of this state, or of any city or town of this state, who is an

officer or employee of the authority's city or town; provided, that in any city a member of the

authority may act be employed as its clerk. Any member of the authority who becomes a

candidate for election to any public office and who fails to file a declination of the candidacy

within the time allowed by law shall be disqualified from holding membership upon the authority

and his or her successor shall be immediately elected.


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.